Headlines for Sunday, October 14, 2012

  • Siyouma stars in E.P. Taylor

    Robert Jeffcock's Siyouma, who brought top-class European form to Sunday's Grade 1, $1,026,822 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eptaylor12.pdf">E.P. Taylor Stakes</a> at Woodbine, reigned supreme in the prestigious turf test for distaffers. Sent off as the 5-2 favorite with Gerald Mosse, the French shipper kicked clear in the stretch to record her second straight top-level victory, following the Group 1 Sun Chariot at Newmarket September 29.

  • Game on Dude headlines busy Breeders' Cup tab at Santa Anita

    Game on Dude headed a parade of heavyweight hopefuls Sunday morning prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as the countdown began in earnest for the 28th World Championship events at The Great Race Place on November 2-3.

  • On the Breeders' Cup worktab

    Leading Breeders' Cup Turf contender <b>Point of Entry</b> (Dynaformer) -- hero of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational, Sword Dancer Invitational and Man o' War, all Grade 1s, in his past three -- logged five-eighths in 1:04 on Belmont's good inner turf Sunday.

  • Delegation wires Durham Cup

    Gary Barber's Delegation went wire-to-wire at Woodbine in the $153,411 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/durham12.pdf">Durham Cup</a>. The 6-5 favorite paid $4.50, $2.80 and $2.10 to his backers on Sunday and has now hit the board in all six of his lifetime starts.

  • Joshua Tree regains Canadian International crown

    Under a crafty Frankie Dettori ride, the globetrotting Joshua Tree wired Sunday's Grade 1, $1,531,868 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/canintl12.pdf">Canadian International</a>, regaining the title he first won at Woodbine in 2010. The Marco Botti charge was a troubled runner-up behind the filly Sarah Lynx last year, but didn't have a straw in his path this time. Joshua Tree joins George Royal (1965-66) and Majesty's Prince (1982, 1984) as the only two-time Canadian International winners since the race was switched to turf in 1958.

  • After the Wire - 10/14/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes from Keeneland and the In Reality Florida Stallion Series at Calder. Including work outs from Breeders' Cup contenders.

  • Joshua Tree wins the Pattison Canadian International.

    Joshua Tree Reclaims Canadian Int'l Crown

    With a perfect front-running ride from Frankie Dettori, Joshua Tree repelled his challengers to win the $1.5 million Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT) for the second time in three years at Woodbine Oct. 14.

  • Next Question upsets Nearctic in stakes debut

    Three Diamonds Farm's Next Question was overlooked at 16-1 when making his stakes debut in Sunday's Grade 1, $511,576 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nearctic12.pdf">Nearctic Stakes</a> at Woodbine, but the Michael Trombetta charge proved more than up to the task, and thereby earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. After forcing the pace beneath Ramon Dominguez, the New York-bred edged clear down the lane and repelled English invader Night Carnation by a half-length.

  • Veterans Musketier, Rahystrada still going strong to highlight Sycamore

    Millionaires Musketier and Rahystrada, with a combined 11 graded/group victories between them, head a field of seven turf marathoners entered for Thursday's 18th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sycamore12.html"> Sycamore</a> going 1 1/2 miles on the Keeneland grass.

  • Next Question wins the Neartic Stakes.

    Next Question Has Right Answers in Nearctic

    Lightly-raced Next Question, making his stakes debut for trainer Mike Trombetta, had all the answers in producing a 16-1 upset in the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf course Oct. 14.

  • Delegation wins the Durham Cup Stakes.

    Delegation Meets For Durham Cup Score

    Favorite Delegation ran like a 6-5 choice should, taking the Durham Cup field wire-to-window to win the grade III Polytrack race over nine furlongs by 1 1/4 lengths over defending champ City Wolf.

  • Gentildonna wins photo, claims Japan's Triple Crown for fillies

    Gentildonna has become the first since Apapane in 2010 and fourth in history to sweep Japan's Triple Crown for fillies. Under jockey Yasunari Iwata, the bay filly nosed out her archrival Verxina in a breathtaking photo-finish to claim the final leg, Sunday's Grade 1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto. Both fillies are by Deep Impact, hero of the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown.

  • Gleaves mulling options for Csaba

    While the Florida Stallion Stakes sweep by jockey Angel Serpa was the lead story at the 21st annual Festival of the Sun at Calder Race Course on Saturday, the headlines coming out of the day could be made by Bruce Hollander and Cary Shapoff's Csaba, the three-year-old colt who put the sword to his rivals when winning the Tropical Park Derby by 14 lengths.

  • Fluoridated Water and Horses

    The potential risk of fluoride-supplemented public water to horses is a topic that periodically arises. A casual internet search of this topic can uncover alarming reports purporting fluoride poisoning in horses from fluoridated municipal water. These reports typically are published in non-peer reviewed sources and are missing important information necess...

  • Commentary: Take West Nile Risk Seriously

    As of Sept. 4, 2012, West Nile virus (WNV) infections in people, animals, or mosquitoes have been reported from all states except Alaska and Hawaii, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of 1,993 human cases, 54% involved the nervous system. When are mosquitoes especially active? Dawn and dusk. When are most horse people also ...